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Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.010.a-m
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description Series of Chattanooga News-Free Press clippings about desegregation actions in July 1960.

a) "Gang Of Negroes Raids Swim Area" Briefly details the disruptive actions of 20-25 African American youths at Bartlebaugh recreation area, a whites only park on July 4. July 5, 1960.
b1,2) "City Challenges Negroes' Claims" Details the Chattanooga school board's motion for a summary judgment on its pending integration suit, listing three grounds for dismissing the litigation. July 9, 1960.
c) "Negroes Rap School 'Mix' Suit Defense" Details the response by attorneys representing the integration suit plaintiffs to the school board's motion for a summary judgment. July 15, 1960.
d) "Negroes Dispute Claims Of Board" Details the response by attorneys representing the integration suit plaintiffs to the school board's motion for a summary judgment. July 16, 1960.
e) "Integration Suit In Hearing Today" Briefly details the hearing before Judge Leslie Darr regarding the summary judgment requests by the plaintiffs and school board. July 20, 1960.
f1,2) "Darr Studies School Mix Case" Details the court proceedings regarding the two motions for summary judgment in the pending integration suit against Chattanooga school board. Includes photographs of the attorneys involved on both sides. July 20, 1960.
g) Photograph of Chattanooga education commissioner S. Dean Petersen (left) and Atlanta attorney Harrison Weeks (right). Both men are wearing dark suits. Petersen is holding Week's elbow as they walk up stairs. They are identified on the back of the photograph and it is stamped "Photo by Bill Truer, July 21, 1960." Photo used in newspaper article 2016.004.010.f(1).
h) Photograph of plaintiffs attorney R. H. Craig (left) and local NAACP president James Mapp (right). Craig is wearing a dark suit and has a cigarette in his hand. Mapp is wearing a light colored suit and is carrying a briefcase. They are identified on the back of the photograph and it is stamped "Delmont Wilson, July 21, 1960." Photo used in newspaper article 2016.004.010.f(1).
i) Photograph of Raymond B. Witt, counsel for the school board, (front) and unidentified man (rear). Both men are wearing a dark suit. Witt is holding a briefcase while the other man is opening the door. Witt is identified on the back of the photograph and it is stamped "Delmont Wilson, July 21, 1960." Photo used in newspaper article 2016.004.010.f(2).
j) Photograph of attorneys supporting the plaintiffs, Nashville attorney Avon Williams and New York attorney Constance Baker Motley. Williams is wearing a dark suit and carrying a briefcase and holding several books. Motley is wearing s plaid suit and carrying a white purse. They are identified on the back of the photograph and it is stamped "Delmont Wilson, July 21, 1960." Photo used in newspaper article 2016.004.010.f(2).
k) "New Motion In Mix Trial" Details action on the pending integration suit in which the name of the school superintendent in the case was changed due to a personnel change. July 21, 1960.
L1,2) "Judge Darr Says Ruling Due Soon On School Issues" Details the court proceedings regarding the two motions for summary judgment in the pending integration suit against Chattanooga school board. Includes arguments presented to the court and Judge Darr's inquiries. July 21, 1960.
m 1,2) "Board Fights Mixing Suit" Details the Chattanooga School Board's request to dismiss a pending desegregation suit and reasons why. July 9, 1960
Date 1960
Dates of Creation July 5-July 21, 1960
Extent of Description a) 5.25" x 1.75"
b(1) 8.00" x 1.75"
b(2) 13.00" x 1.75"
c) 13.75" x 2.25"
d) 12.75" x 1.75"
e) 8.00" x 1.75"
f(1) 17.50" x 15.00"
f(2) 22.50" x 7.00"
g) 6.00" x 3.00"
h) 6.00" x 3.00"
i) 4.75" x 3.00"
j) 6.00" x 4.00"
k) 11.50" x 2.00"
L(1) 17.25" x 2.25"
L(2) 22.75" x 4.00"
m(1) 6.25" x 1.75"
m(2) 5.75" x 1.75"
Accession number 2016.004